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Sync Facebook/Twitter posts with Google+

My business uses a Facebook page to post all of their updates on, which (I'm told) are also automatically posted to Twitter. I have just set up a Google+ page for the business, and I would like the ...
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Auto CC all outgoing mail [duplicate]

Is there a way to auto CC to a specific email adress all outgoing emails from a Gmail account? I tried doing it with a filter but I don't have the option of CC. I know there is a script for ...
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Any way to auto-approve requests to join new-style Facebook group?

Re-posting this since my previous post got closed as a duplicate, and the question they said it was a duplicate of does not fix my problem. I have a new-style group. Back when the new Facebook groups ...
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1answer
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Remove the name of the recipient from Gmail’s autocomplete

When Gmail autocompletes a recepient's email it goes something like: "John Stewart" <john@stewart.net>,. Can I force Gmail to remove the name (John Stewart) and leave only the email? For ...
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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...
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Can I set an IFTTT recipe to only run at a specific time?

I'm using a neat little IFTTT recipe that automatically responds to text messages I receive through Google Voice. This one, to be precise. I only need it to run when I'm at work, so I've been turning ...
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Can I configure GitHub to trigger an email, twitter, or other event when a new release is published?

I would like to send notifications to a specific set of users when a new version of our software is released. People who 'watch' the repository get notifications for releases from GitHub, but I would ...
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Is it possible to teach Gmail to auto-hyperlink words in the body of an email?

I'm finding that I often write emails where the same words or phrases need to be hyperlinked to the same site every time I type them. I'm not talking about typing out website names that I want to be ...
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Is it possible to sync questions and answers that I post in all of Stack Exchange site to Twitter?

How can sync I my Twitter and Stack Exchange accounts together so that the questions and answers that I post to all of Stack Exchange sites are auto tweeted to my Twitter?
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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

I recently got a new phone number, and I want people who contact me at my old number to be automatically informed of my new number. I've ported my old phone number to Google Voice and set up a ...
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Make Flattr re-flattr automatically every month

I signed up to the Flattr service to support some of my favourite projects. However, it's starting to become a bit annoying because I need to log in every month to Flattr the same projects. Does ...
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2answers
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Monthly automatic email to one person

I have Gmail. I need the same email content sent to the same person, at the first of each month. Is there a way to set that up to happen monthly without having to think about it or do any action?
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Automate uploading of videos to YouTube

Is there a way to automate uploading of videos straight to YouTube? I would like to keep lots of home made videos. Of course, they are subject to being lost, or somebody could steal the the computer, ...
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1answer
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Gmail - any way to bypass autoresponder in a certain case?

I am using Google Apps for Work. I have a Google Apps account and mailbox (pmoore@example.com). That mailbox has an alias assigned to it (inbox@example.com). That mailbox has other aliases also ...
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1answer
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How can I get a Google Document to link to the editing of itself?

Imagine a published Google Document. On the bottom I want an "Edit this document" link. Is it possible to do this automatically, somehow? Maybe with a macro or similar? Edit: Just like on a Wiki page,...
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Is there a way to add new GitHub repositories automatically to a team?

Say I have an organization on GitHub called ORG and a team comprising of all members in the org called TEAM_ORG. I would like any number of repositories that I ever create under the ORG GitHub ...
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2answers
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Having trouble getting rating sheet to update as games are entered

I keep a spreadsheet that uses the elo equation for chess where I work that updates players ratings when I enter the two players names and who won or lost (1 for win, 0 for loss). My issue is that it ...
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How can I get a report of all Trello cards from certain list from several boards

I need to generate a daily report of all cards assigned to me that exist on a specific list in several boards. All my boards have the same structure so the naming of the lists is always the same. The ...
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Google Spreadsheets Calculation/Reinput Automation?

I have a little basketball stats sheet, and a cell that has a total of a specific player's statistic they have accumulated throughout the season. But there is no way I know of to update this cell ...
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IFTTT: Can I do two actions separated by a delay of 30 minutes?

I would like to use IFTTT to turn on an outside light when triggered and then, automatically, after 30 minutes, turn off the light. The trigger would be an SMS message and the switch is a Belkin WeMo ...
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Automatically change Gmail signature by recipient

Is there a way to automatically change/adjust the Gmail Signature by the Emails recipient? I'm thinking of adjustable rules or a plugin for the Gmail Webclient. For example: I'm preparing a mail for ...
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How can I create a Google Spreadsheet whose name and cells auto-complete with cells completed on another sheet?

I'm using Google Spreadsheets to manage projects, and I'm not familiar with scripts or macros (though I'd really like to learn how to use it, so if you have any good tutorials or tips, let me know). ...
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Automatically send emails from Gmail

I use Google Apps email to send out details of a product I sell to people who enquire about it via a web form. After a month or so I go through my Sent Mail folder and send a follow up email to all ...
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How to auto share to Google+ when share or like from Facebook?

I love both sites but get tired quickly to double my time doing the share jobs e.g. like button, share button, ... on both site. Is there a way to share in one site, says facebook, and that will be ...
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Trello/Zapier: Move card to list automatically on due date

In Trello, I've got a "Hold until Date" list. These cards have due dates, so all of the data exists such that something could programmatically watch the cards in that list until the due date has ...
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Automatically save Facebook photos where I have been tagged

I would like to automatically capture any photos post on Facebook in which I am tagged. For instance, a friend posts some photos from a get-together and I'm tagged in some. I'd like to be able to grab ...
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Is there a way to automatically duplicate a large number of Google Sheets, name them, then copy their URLs to another sheet?

Background: For a genealogy project, I've created a Google sheet where participants enter all details of one ancestor. (FILEXXXX) In another Google sheet (not just another tab/sheet, another FILE) ...
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Automatically creating events related to a new event in Google Calendar

Does anyone know of an existing tool that will let you automatically create multiple events whenever a new event is added to a Google Calendar? The use case is if you always have the same pre/post ...
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How can I automate reporting spam on Google groups?

I'm a member of a particular Google group such as: math. I want to automate the process of clicking on a messsage, either from a certain user or having a subject line such as "books", and then ...
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How to automatically reblog your Tumblr liked posts

Is there a way to automatically reblog1 the posts you like on Tumblr? I looked into IFTTT but couldn't find the right hooks. 1. On a different Tumblr, not the default one.
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Email Count in Zimbra

In our office we use Zimbra and we have a little administrative problem. Every Monday our secretary has to manually create an email in which the number of emails is shown for every user. She has to ...
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any way to auto-approve requests to join Facebook group? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Facebook group open for joining? I run a group on Facebook and I get bombarded with requests to join it. I just want to allow anyone to join without me having ...
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Is there a way to auto-post paper.li daily to a (company) facebook page?

I use twitter for marketing purposes and it seems that pushing content frequently is good way to go. In facebook this doesn't work that well as people get annoyed if a facebook page they like keeps ...
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Automatically add photos shared with me to Google Photos

I use Google Photos for all photos I take. When we have an event, friends and I tend to share photos to each other, using Google+. I can see the photos fine - but I really want a way of making them ...
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How can I modify a Gmail account to forward an email that comes in with additional parameters?

Say my Gmail account gets an email. How can I make it so that any email that comes to my Gmail account automatically forwards to another email bob@gmail.com with ADDITIONAL parameters in the body of ...
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How should I automate graph generation and image output in Google Sheets?

I am trying to send graphs of data to email recipients. I would like to output images of row-specific graphs based on cells in a Google Sheets document. In combination with Google Sheets/Drive, I am ...
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Any way to send Gmail Out of Office/Auto-reply at the same times every week?

Because my clients bother me out of hours I would like to have my Out of Office respond out of hours without having to set it manually every day. To comlicate matters further I want to send one ...
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How can one auto create pre-filled URLs with registered addresses from a roster

We use google forms to send out tests to our students. We have a spreadsheet with rosters where we keep the info of the students (email, birthday, gender, guardian etc) for every class in our school. ...
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Triggering timestamp on formula input

I'd like to have a timestamp which triggers its input depending on a cell containing a formula like =IF(ISBLANK(cell),"", time ), and not upon manual input. My script is the following and is working ...
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Can I have a custom button in Gmail UI so current message will be autoreplied with canned response and archived then next one displayed?

I keep receiving hundreds of emails which I usually reply with the same Canned Response. It takes dosen of clicks per each email. Can I have a custom button in Gmail UI so current message will be ...
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How to autoshare scheduled YouTube uploads on Facebook

On my YouTube account, I use scheduling of uploads a lot. The problem is when I do this IFTTT won't "see" my uploads. The only thing that it looks for is when you upload something publicly, and not ...
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Export CSV from a Google Spreadsheet page from command-line

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet document to configure a data-driven program. The program consumes a CSV file, which now I have to export manually from the document. It is rather inconvenient, as ...
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How to have Google Spreadsheets automatically complete cells with previously used data

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet to fill in my mileage. Since I'm using many addresses more than once, I want to make the process of filling in easier by (like Excel or Open Office) having the ...
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How can I automate a series of actions, after receiving an email in GMail?

Here's what I want to do... When an email with a known subject, or from a known source, is viewed I want a button that will: Add data from the email (could just regex parse) to a new row in the ...
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Syncing Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote?

Does anyone know a way to sync Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote? If syncing is not possible, then even triggering a backup would be nice. I know that IFTTT and Zapier can copy from Evernote, but I ...
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How do I dynamically load all data from an XLS file into Google Sheets?

I have an automated service that places a new, huge (~6MB: ~20,000 rows) .XLS file into my Google Drive every day. I want to write a Google Sheets .gs script that will run once a day, and load all the ...
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Automate the archiving of Evernote notes on archive.is?

I have a shared Evernote notebook which I use to collect news articles for a project that I'm working on. A couple of times a week I work through the notebook and run the webpages that new notes are ...
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Play youtube in 2x automatically in Firefox

How can I make videos play automatically in 2x speed in Firefox? I.e. I want 2x to be the default speed when opening av video.
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Fast buy & download list of songs on Google Play

Is there an fast way to buy a bunch of songs from Google Play and download all of them as mp3 files? (A specific list of songs that is, not just any bunch of songs). There are several steps that take ...
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Gmail Auto-Response, one time only

I want to set up auto-reply emails using scripts. We're currently using Canned Responses but the emails we're responding to just changed their setup so instead of sending the reply to the sender, we ...